Dad's Army

The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones

Season 3, Ep 1, Aired 9/11/69
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  • Episode Description
  • Mainwaring is under orders to be more cooperative with the A.R.P. wardens. A task that's made very difficult by their newly appointed Chief. Walker strikes a deal with Jones to make it easier for him to carry rationed goods without being stopped by the police - he is to let the platoon use his butchers van as a troop carrier and ambulance by day and let Walker use it by night. He bribes Jones with the promise that Jones will receive petrol coupons for it. Unfortunately things don't entirely go to plan...moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Arthur Lowe

    Captain George Mainwaring

  • John Le Mesurier

    Sergeant Arthur Wilson

  • Clive Dunn

    Lance Corporal Jack Jones

  • John Laurie

    Private James Frazer

  • James Beck

    Private Joe Walker

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Mainwaring: You never cease to amaze me, Wilson. Wilson: Well, sir, I really am rather keen. I'm as keen as you are. It's just that I have this difficulty in showing it.

    • Old man: I'll walk to the flippin' hospital!

    • (Jones and Walker have been overcome with gas from the van) Jones and Walker: (singing) Hail Hitler, rah rah rah, Oh what a funny little man you are. With your little mustache and your hair all blah! Hail Hitler, rah rah rah.

    • Pike: Permission to be sick sir! Mainwaring: Permission granted.

    • Mainwaring: The result? Instant decapitation, doesn't know what's happened. Walker: Not until he nods his head!

    Notes (8)

    • Hodges (now referred to by surname) is promoted to Chief Air Raid Warden.

    • The plotline involving the fuel conversion of Jones' van is revamped in more detail in the Dad's Army film.

    • Private Sponge appears but doesn't say anything so was uncredited.

    • The old man becomes a recurring character later in the series and he is given the name Mr. Bluett. In this episode he is just referred to as 'Old man' both in the programme and in the credits.

    • Revealed - Hodges grocers is next door to Frazer's workshop.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: (Revealing Mistake) Microphone boom in shot while the men try to put the old man into Jones' van.

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